Say Brother; Tavares
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- Say Brother
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- Series Description
Say Brother is WGBH's longest running public affairs television program by, for and about African Americans, and is now known as Basic Black. Since its inception in 1968, Say Brother has featured the voices of both locally and nationally known African American artists, athletes, performers, politicians, professionals, and writers including: Muhammad Ali, Maya Angelou, Thomas Atkins, Amiri Baraka, Doris Bunte, Julian Bond, Stokely Carmichael, Louis Farrakhan, Nikki Giovanni, Odetta Gordon, Henry Hampton, Benjamin Hooks, Jesse Jackson, Hubie Jones, Mel King, Eartha Kitt, Elma Lewis, Haki Madhubuti, Wallace D. Muhammad, Charles Ogletree, Babatunde Olatunji, Byron Rushing, Owusu Sadaukai, and Sonia Sanchez. Series release date: 7/15/1968
- Program Description
Say Brother presents the musical group Tavares, who perform in-studio before an audience. The Tavares brothers (Arthur Tavares, Ralph Vierra Tavares, Perry Lee Tavares, Antone Tavares, and Feliciano Tavares, aka Chubby, Tiny, Ralph, Pooch, and Butch) sing "Am I Too Late," "Strangers in Dark Corners," "If That's the Way You Want It," and "Check It Out" with supporting musicians. Additional program segments include a mime performance by Halim Adbur Rashid (Fred Johnson), "Access" (on the services of the Roxbury Defenders Committee, Inc.), "Information" (on rent control and rent increases), "Blast From the Past" (with an excerpt from a 1968 Say Brother interview with musician Smokey Robinson), "The Word" (with commentary by professor and historian A.B. Spellman), the "Community Calendar," and "Commentary" by Producer Marita Rivero.
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- Roxbury Committee Defenders Committee, Inc.
- Robinson, Smokey, 1940-
- Tavares (Musical group)
- Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994--Impeachment
- African American musicians
- Spellman, A. B., 1935-
- Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994--Pardon
- African American lawyers
- African Americans in the performing arts
- African American singers
- Legal services--Massachusetts
- Johnson, Fred (Halim Adbur Rashid)
- Privileges and immunities
- Smokey Robinson and the Miracles (Musical group)
- Race and Ethnicity
- Marita Rivero (Producer)
- Barrow-Murray, Barbara (Associate Producer)
- White, Conrad (Director)
- Williams, Ira (Music Coordinator)
- McGuire Nicholas, Sallie (Production Assistant)
- Cogell, Lloyd (Still Photography)
- Spooner, Dighton (Researcher)
- Farrier, Stephen (Community Coordinator)
- Cross, June (Community Coordinator)
- Cooper, James (Commentary Editor)
- Boston Art Ensemble (Theme Music)
- Davis, Tony (Talent Coordinator)
- Chicago: “Say Brother; Tavares,” 10/07/1974, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed September 26, 2017, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_8781EC81FE634B40BE831D22CD107235.
- MLA: “Say Brother; Tavares.” 10/07/1974. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. September 26, 2017. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_8781EC81FE634B40BE831D22CD107235>.
- APA: Say Brother; Tavares. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_8781EC81FE634B40BE831D22CD107235